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Everything We Know About Peaky Blinders Season 6

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Everything We Know About Peaky Blinders Season 6

We’ve been patiently waiting for almost three years for the next season of Peaky Blinders to drop – but with all that time, we racked up so many questions.

Does Tommy Shelby conquer his demons? What will happen to Michael and Gina? Will the Peaky ringleader bring down Oswald Mosely? And most importantly: exactly when can we see Cillian Murphy's beautiful face on our screens again?

With the new season nearly upon us, come at us February 27th, we've answered everything we can on the final instalment so that you're fully clued up when it drops.

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When is the new season set to air?

Get your flat caps at the ready, because it's finally been confirmed that the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders will hit television screens on 27th February at 9pm!

While we'll be sad to see Peaky Blinders come to an end, it looks like the series will be going out with a bang.

What will happen?

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The fifth season saw the Shelbys dealing with the repercussions of the Wall Street Crash, as Tommy (Cillian Murphy) tried to navigate new challenges as a Member of Parliament.

With Tommy's mental health becoming increasingly unstable, things go from bad to worse for the Shelby's after it seems there's a traitor among the family's midst.

Season six will pick up directly after the fifth season, in which we saw the shock return of Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) and Tommy left with a gun to his head following his failed assassination of Oswald Moseley.

Peaky Blinders returns on February 27th (Credit: BBC)
Peaky Blinders returns on February 27th (Credit: BBC)
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Director Anthony Byrne also revealed that Series 6 will introduce us to Michael's wife Gina's American family, and hinted that their link to Oswald will be playing a big role in the upcoming storylines.

And there will be a "surprising historical figure" making an appearance too, Knight revealed on Reddit.

Due to Mosely's involvement in fascism, some fans of the show think that Adolf Hitler could be making an appearance, seeing as he was reported to have attended his wedding in the 1930s. Al Capone was also suggested as a contender, but Knight said he was keen to stay away from "Chicago gangs," because they're too much of a "minefield".

Who is in the upcoming series?

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The story will pick up where it left off, with Cillian returning as Tommy Shelby, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, and Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne.

Also Natasha O’Keeffe will be back as Tommy wife Lizzie Shelby, Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby, Packy Lee playing Johnny Dogs, Daryl McCormack as Isaiah, Emmett J Scanlan as Billy Grade and Ana Taylor-Joy as Gina.

Sam Claflin will return as fascist politician Oswald Moseley, and in a teaser for the upcoming episodes, it was confirmed that Tom Hardy will be back as Alfie Solomons.

Some new faces set to join the cast include Black Mirror actor Conrad Khans, Animal Kingdom star James Frecheville and Emma actress Amber Anderson.

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Sam Claflin is reprising his role of Oswald Mosley this season (Credit: BBC)
Sam Claflin is reprising his role of Oswald Mosley this season (Credit: BBC)

Most notably Stephen Graham is joining the series as a yet-unknown character who is at war with the Shelbys and we feel will be integral to this season’s storyline.

The sixth season will be the first since the death of Helen McCrory, who played Peaky matriarch Polly Gray. She died in April last year at the age of 52 following a private battle with cancer.

It's understood that Helen was originally set to appear in season six, which had already begun filming at the time of her death.

In a recent interview ahead of the season six premiere, Cillian said that it felt "very strange" being on set without Helen.

The late Helen McCrory played matriarch Polly 'Aunt Pol' Gray (Credit: BBC)
The late Helen McCrory played matriarch Polly 'Aunt Pol' Gray (Credit: BBC)

"The difficult thing to comprehend is that, if it wasn't for COVID, there would be a whole other version of this show with Helen in it," he told Esquire. "But she was so private and so f***ing brave and courageous. She was inspirational. People throw that word around, but she genuinely was."

Although Helen will not feature as often as she should have this season, Cillian has assured fans that her presence will be felt thanks to series creator Stephen Knight.

Cillian said: "Steve has managed to keep her very, very present, which I think is a brilliant tribute to Steve and also to Helen. But we couldn't quite fathom it all as we were making it, you know?"

Gina and Michael Shelby will make an appearance (Credit: BBC)
Gina and Michael Shelby will make an appearance (Credit: BBC)

Will there be a Peaky Blinders film?

There have been murmurs of a Peaky film for a while now, the biggest hint came last year, when Steven Knight, the show's writer, released a statement promising the show would be back "in another form".

At the time, he elaborated to BBC News, all but confirming that Tommy and the gang would be hitting big screen instead of a seventh series, which was the original plan.

Knight said: "We felt what would be a great idea, almost in place of that seventh series, is to go onto the big screen.

"We're talking about... I don't like the word spin-offs, but TV series that are going to be inspired by and include characters from Peaky."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV And Film, BBC, Peaky Blinders

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